Head Coach - Cross Country

Job Location(s) US-MI-Mt. Pleasant
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/24/2018 11:43 AM)
Job ID
Administrator (Part-time)
Post End Date
Pay/Salary (Min)
USD $3,500.00/Yr.


MMCC seeks individuals who: value collegiality and mutual respect; use data in decision making; are innovative; are service minded; are goal oriented; strive to continually improve themselves and their work processes; are willing to collaborate and seek to add value in every interaction.


The athletic Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of operation and team management including recruitment, training, coaching, and retention of quality student-athletes. The Head Coach must guide, develop, and provide leadership in all functions of an effective program.  The primary focus is on the academic success of our student-athletes and teaching the sport of Distance Running while incorporating qualities that will create responsible citizens that represent the College, positively.  The Head Coach follows rules and guidelines in accordance with NJCAA and MCCAA, develops preliminary budgets, travel and equipment needs, and schedules. In support of the Department, the Coach is responsible for the proper use of an MMCC company card and promptly submits accurate expense information and receipts.  In agreement with the Athletic Director, the Coach authorizes expenditures of any assistant coaches.  Also in conjunction with the Athletic Director, the Head Coach ensures that MMCC’s hiring practices are adhered to. This position oversees assistant coaches and makes them cognizant of MMCC Policies, procedures, and best practices.


The position requires analysis, attention to detail, responsible judgment, decisiveness, initiative, planning and organization, persuasiveness, effective oral and written communication, organizational skills, self-reliance, sensitivity, stress tolerance, commitment to the College, dependability, and a teamwork mentality.


Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


  1. Provides leadership; organizes, directs and administers all aspects of the program
  2. Identifies, evaluates & recruits academically prepared students in accordance with College policies, MCCAA and NJCAA regulations
  3. Supervises and evaluates assistant coaches and staff
  4. Provides mentoring and academic oversight of student athletes to ensure retention & graduation
  5. Encourages and nurtures success among student athletes in the areas of citizenship, academics, and athletics
  6. Instructs players on rules, regulations, use of equipment, strategies, and proper technique
  7. Organizes and manages quality practices on a reasonable schedule
  8. Determines and implements game strategies
  9. Responsible for the safety and conduct of the team while conducting the program with the highest degree of integrity
  10. Provides leadership for the team and displays good sportsmanship toward players, opponents, officials, and spectators
  11. Maintains and monitors equipment
  12. Leads and participates in efforts to raise funds for the MMCC athletic programs
  13. Maintains fiscal responsibility and integrity
  14. Participates in community, campus, and athletic initiatives when appropriate
  15. Must support and initiate campus and community engagement
  16. Maintains a positive relationship with the administration, faculty, students and parents
  17. Timely submission of all required requests/paperwork
  18. Required to become certified as a Campus Security Authority; as such, adherence to all required reporting
  19. Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, and strategies
  • Ability to work effectively with players, administrators, parents, and the community
  • Knowledge of collegiate sports programs, NJCCA and MCCAA rules and eligibility requirements, and compliance with NJCAA and College regulations
  • Skills in managing operations, budgeting, and supervising personnel
  • Must be well organized with the ability to handle multiple assignments as well as maintain records and files as needed
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision
  • Must have working knowledge of physical education, athletic, and recreation equipment and facilities

 Education, Certification, Licensure:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Successful completion of NJCAA certification exam preferred
  • First Aid and CPR certification required (or ability to receive cert.)
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record required


  • High school head varsity coaching and/or college coaching experience preferred
  • Fundraising experience preferred

Working Experience:

  • Position includes some amount of physical and emotional stress. 
  • Physical exertion is sometimes required.
  • Duties are conducted indoors and outdoors. 
  • Noise levels during practices and games may be excessive at times.
  • The duties of this position require a high degree of sensitivity to the personality characteristics of students, staff, and community.
  • Frequent travel and driving is required to attend games and practices.
  • Duties may require travel between, and off, campuses.
  • Working days and hours may vary and include evenings and weekends.


Note: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified.  Incumbents may be asked to perform additional duties as required by his/her supervisor.


MMCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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